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Slow Running (Jogging)




Running slowly is often harder to do than running faster. How so? Well, for one, running slowly still requires a high turn over. This has two purposes, first to use elastic compenents of our tendons (less so than sprinting but some none the less), and second to keep ground contact to a minimum to avoid injuries by not allowing you to load your knees and other joints with unneccesary weight. So, slow running or jogging is really running with a slight lean, a more compact range of motion, while maintaining a high cadence. The most difficult aspect of running slowly? Not reaching ahead of the body and landing on the heel. Keep your focus on a quick pull, and you will not have time to think about landing ahead. Some drills with stretch cords can help keep you in form. Your mind can truly be at ease. Enjoy your jog everyone!



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